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State Of Santa Fe,NM (SAF) Service?  
User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Just a general query to anyone with knowledge:
I know Santa Fe was having issues with the airport and such, I am just curious as to progress of all or any airline service that was to have occurred there.
Thank you for any info.


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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

DL was to start SAF-SLC and SAF-LAX, but both routes were canceled prior to their start because of fuel.

User currently offlineABQ747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1969 times:

Has AA cancelled their proposed LAX/DFW-SAF service, or have these routes been delayed?


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User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 814 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
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I guess if you life in Santa Fe it would be great to have service there but driving from ABQ is not really that big of a deal. But like I said, living there is one thing, visiting there one time is another.

John


User currently offlineJkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Quoting Modesto2 (Reply 1):
DL was to start SAF-SLC and SAF-LAX, but both routes were canceled prior to their start because of fuel.

That isn't entirely correct. The main reason they weren't started is because the SAF airport hasn't been able to get an environmental easement granted by the government for the service to begin.

Now that it has been almost a year since these routes were to begin, I'd say fuel would definitely play a part in the service possibly not starting at all, IF the airport was granted the approval.

Quoting ABQ747 (Reply 2):
Has AA cancelled their proposed LAX/DFW-SAF service, or have these routes been delayed?

Supposedly delayed, but indefinitely.

As for DL, considering the service was to be on Expressjet (In fact, I believe Expressjet was going to do LAX-SAF at risk), and the fact they will no longer be a DL connection carrier anymore, I'd say the chances are even less now. Not to mention the economic reasons for any carrier to start up a new market right now.

Overall, I'd say the chances aren't very good for SAF. Sorry.

[Edited 2008-08-12 08:19:12]

User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

I was checking into service to Santa Fe a few years back and there was daily service from Denver on UAX. After 9-11 America West discontinued service from Phoenix.

User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

New Mexico Airlines has been planning to take up the ABQ-SAF route, but has also been prevented from doing so by the well known airport issue.

http://www.pacificwings.com/nma/our-places.asp


User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3127 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

I lost track of what was needed, if anyone could fill it, that would be interesting to know. Here's something, just last week, funding for a new fire station:
http://bingaman.senate.gov/news/20080804-01.cfm
What does the environmental impact statement involve? Is this what is needed for jet service? Didn't SAF have CV turboprop service at some point, maybe with FL (Frontier 1.0) in the 70s?

-Rampart


User currently offlineLAXPAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

It looks like the Santa Fe RailRunner stations will be open long before the airport mess is worked out, which will make traveling from ABQ a little easier. Not the same as flying directly to SAF of course, but at least it's another option.

Sadly there is no RailRunner station located within ABQ airport, but the nearest station is a short bus ride away (much like LAX).



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User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1612 times:



Quoting LAXPAX (Reply 8):
It looks like the Santa Fe RailRunner stations will be open long before the airport mess is worked out, which will make traveling from ABQ a little easier. Not the same as flying directly to SAF of course, but at least it's another option.

When is that supposed to happen? I couldn't seem to find it on the website.

Thanks!



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User currently offlineLAXPAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1592 times:



Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 9):
When is that supposed to happen? I couldn't seem to find it on the website.

According to my highly-placed local source (hi, Mom), the rail infrastructure has been going in at a rapid pace this year, and residents have been given a 2009 launch date.

Mind you, this is like warp speed for a NM public works project. Hell, it's fast for ANY place; I was just there in January, and they hadn't even started the Santa Fe extension!



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